Places in Erfurt, Weimar & Thuringia
Gotha was once described in historic documents as Thuringia’s wealthiest and most beautiful city. Although it can no longer lay claim to either accolade, it remains a pleasant town, dominated by the grand and gracious Schloss Friedenstein, built by Duke Ernst I (1601–75), the founder of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
Mühlhausen flaunts medieval charisma galore. Its historic centre is a warren of cobbled alleyways linking proud churches and encircled by nearly intact fortifications. In the early 16th century, the town became a focal point of the Reformation and a launch pad for the Peasants’ War of 1525, led by local preacher Thomas Müntzer.
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